The limited-overs skipper of Australian National Cricket Team Aaron Finch believes the break from the top-flight cricket will help him to regain his form following a wretched run with the bat. Besides, following the three-match One-day International series loss against India by 2-1, Finch admitted the fact that he has been the ‘weak link’ in the line-up.
As of now, dejected Finch is aiming to spend quality time with his family and friends.
“It’ll be good to be at home and to spend some time around some friends again. I was probably the weak link in that which is disappointing for me as the captain of the side. I think it will allow me to work on specific things in my game. It was obviously a disappointing series,” Finch told AAP.
Owing to a horrible run, Finch could score just 26 runs in the recently held three-match ODI series against India. But he is all set to feature for his Big Bash League (BBL) team Melbourne Renegades (MR) in February.
Moreover, before embarking on India tour, Finch is looking forward to improving his game after a struggle to survive against the moving ball in the series Down Under.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar got Finch on all three occasions:
“When you’re trying to tinker with a few things with a day in between games and things like that, you don’t have enough time to hit enough balls to be able to get that set,” Finch stated.
On all three occasions in the ODI series, Finch was dismissed by Team India pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar. However, Finch reiterated there had been some positives to take away in the day-long format.
“Nowhere near as many runs as I would have liked or as big an impact with the bat. We’ve seen some real improvement in the way we’ve batted in the last three ODIs in particular,” Finch remarked.
Rusty kick off in the Test fold:
The 32-year-old Victorian Finch, who is fresh to the Test format, had featured in five Tests so far. He could manage 278 runs in 10 innings at the average of 27.80.
Against India, he represented his national side to amass just 97 runs in six innings.
Following a torrid run, Finch believes the off-time will allow him to work on his shortcomings ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup.
“I think this time will be really good to be able to work on my game with some more time in the schedule,” Finch added.
While pinning his hopes on the break, Finch is optimistic to return with a bang, but he added the time will reveal ahead of the quadrennial event.
“I’m really excited about the next couple of weeks to work on my game and hopefully get that right. I’ve got a lot of confidence in myself that I can do that but time will tell,” Finch concluded.
Moreover, Finch was dropped for the fourth and final Sydney Test which further culminated in a draw.
In conclusion, Finch further missed out on the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka. The two-match Test series will be commencing from January 24 at the Gabba in Brisbane.